VBS Geek of the Week: Dawn Tolliver

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This week’s Geek of the Week is Dawn Tolliver from First Baptist Church in Galveston, TX.

1. What is your role in VBS? I was the Assistant director/3-4-5-6 grades teacher in 2013. I have been in every position possible at some point or other. I was also on the decorating committee for the “Food” sections.

2. What was your “geekiest” moment?” We went up and down the stairs shouting at the top of our lungs.. facing fear/trusting god and we won the flag for the day and there were only five of us! Then we went outside and had snow cones and everyone had blue tongues from the cotton candy flavored cones.

3. What has been your favorite VBS theme? I have to say I loved the colossal coaster world theme. My Husband and I are professional balloon decorators on the side and we loved making our very own coaster out of balloons and used the inflatable cars to  ride the ride. Our room was the best according to the kids. We may be small but we are mighty.

4. What makes you keep doing VBS? The message of VBS is what makes it worth all the “Fun” beforehand. We get to show the folks who might not come, how wonderful serving Christ is. We show the friends of our kids why Jesus is so wonderful and then we capture their imaginations and let them fly with the knowledge, that no matter how tough things may seem on the outside we are here for them and we have a safe place inside. Reaching those lost souls and reenergizing our found souls is what it is all about. And they can understand they are not alone. Jesus is Worldwide!

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